Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to another year where Enabling e-Learning brings you a variety of FREE e-learning online activities for your benefit. Some events are planned, while others will respond to your needs. So with that in mind, we'd like to know what you want to see more of, so please feel free to contact Tessa Gray directly or leave comments in this blog post below.
You may wish to book the following events from the Enabling e-Learning calendar into your own calendar. Also see the downloadable PDF flyer for printing. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues!
CHALLENGE: One way to use technologies with your parents/whānau, 9 February - 9 March
Here's a challenge for the beginning of the year. This forum is an opportunity for you to think about ways you and your students are going to 'seep' out into the world. The wero is for you to be brave, dive in and Finish this sentence: "This year I plan to use **INSERT TECHNOLOGIES HERE** to make connections with parents and whānau so that..."
This challenge/wero thread is live in Enabling e-Learning | Beyond the Classroom group.
DISCUSSION: Moving towards mātau at Te Ara Whānui, 20 February - 20 March
Here's a story of how one kura has discovered a structured tool - Te Rangitukutuku (Māori Medium e-Learning Planning Framework) to reflect, reposition themselves and undertake the evolutionary changes that are needed for their tamariki and the wider community in a digital age.
This thread will be hosted in the e-Learning Planning Frameworks group.
FORUM: Connecting Communities of Learning through technologies, 10 March - 10 April
As more and more schools collectively address their professional learning goals in communities of learning, how can digital technologies support collaboration within and between schools? This forum will explore ideas and examples for how digital technologies can supporting collaboration and collective action. This is also an opportunity for you to share what works for you as you connect with colleagues beyond your school.
This conversation will be held in the Professional Learning group.
FORUM: Authentic curriculum in action 4 April - 4 May
Authentic learning is nothing new right? We do this everyday. What happens when learning is more engaging, relevant and authentic for learners, where building student agency and ownership of learning becomes the norm? Great things can happen, that's what. This forum will support the live event sharing how authentic learning can become part of specialty curriculum areas. This is also an opportunity to draw ideas from yourselves as you share ways your students have been engaging in learning that has made a difference for them.
This conversation will take place in the Teaching group.
Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings.
All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar.
In this webinar we will explore...
What is Seesaw?
Why should I use it?
Experience Seesaw as a Student
Classroom Ideas and Examples
Class Setup & Time Saving Tips
Questions, Help and Resources
This webinar is interactive, so REGISTER NOW and see what you'll need prior and during this live event. This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Technologies group and hosted in Adobe Connect with Tessa Gray.
In this webinar, two teachers (primary, secondary) share how authentic learning has become part of their specialty curriculum areas (Maths, Science) and how the learning experiences are making a difference for their learners. We'll also highlight some new resources developed in Enabling e-Learning.
The Connected Learning Advisory — Te Ara Whītiki is a free, Ministry of Education service which gives advice on support on integrating digital technologies with learning.
In 2017, the advisory is offering opportunities for school leaders, leaders of digital technologies and teachers to come together and explore effective ways to manage and plan how your school or CoL use digital technologies for learning.
Sessions will support teachers to:
explore ways to use technology to bring their vision for learning to life
model ways of professional learning
make connections across local schools through clusters, networks and sharing stories.
gain a clear, pragmatic sense of next steps in their own contexts
For more information about workshops in your area, check these out online.
Enjoy our regular digest of e-learning from across the VLN groups communities. Published every fortnight - straight to you! Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.